Four guys comprise the Moondoggies: lead singer and guitarist Kevin Murphy, drummer Carl Dahlen, keyboard player Caleb Quick, and bassist Robert Terreberry. A statement from the band’s Facebook says it best: “Though they sprang from Seattle’s vibrant roots music scene, the Moondoggies are a band schooled in much more than the common touchstones of the current Americana movement; there are no intentions of treading water stylistically here.”
The Moondoggies dropped their first album, Don’t Be a Stranger, in 2008. The band’s sophomore effort, 2010’s Tidelands, was named after a remote area outside Murphy’s hometown of Ketchikan, Alaska, which exemplified the solace, sense and even the sly, recurring themes of water throughout the Moondoggies’ album. For a musical sample of the album, check out “It’s a Shame, It’s a Pity” below.
I got a short but sweet email from Kevin Murphy of the Moondoggies - here’s what he had to say about the band’s upcoming Sasquatch! appearance.
Monica Christoffels: What are some things you'd like all your new fans to know about you?
Kevin Murphy: Most of the shows are bootlegged now...so If you're in the crowd you're likely able to track down the show in yer town.
MC: Have you played at Sasquatch! before? If so, when, how was it like, etc.? If not, what are your feelings coming into the Festival?
KM: Yes twice, the last time was as a backing band for Arthur and Yu. It's been super nice and sunny both times so I'm hoping it continues. It's been awesome both times....should be, it's a beautiful setting.
MC: What can fans expect from your performance?
KM: New stuff slipped between old songs, longer versions... Bigger band (+2)
MC: What else is coming up for your band?
KM: Finish writing the next album and touring...in no particular order
MC: Anything else you'd like to add?